Video: Nebraska players react to receiving ‘Blackshirts’

One of the proudest traditions in college football is the awarding of “Blackshirts” to the starting members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive unit. This week, players received their black practice jerseys and the moment was captured in an incredible video.

As you would expect, there were some very emotional reactions from the players who received their jerseys.

There was everything from smiles to high fives to tears of joy. The video, shared by Cornhuskers head coach Mike Riley on Twitter, is very powerful and something special to see.

Check it out.

Some very powerful reactions to the #Blackshirts receiving their jerseys today, check it out! ✖️💀✖️

— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) August 31, 2015

Nebraska kicks off their 2015 campaign on Sept. 5 against the BYU Cougars at Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

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